The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 594 420 304
Rank change year-on-year
-174 -116
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 39 242 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.087% 0.49% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 1.92% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 39 242 357
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11341 12599 11271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.44% 25.72% 25.56%
Number of salaries quoted 9220 10129 9196
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region.

MCSD Salary Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

MCSD Salary Histogram in London

MCSD
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the London region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +17 7 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Croydon - 4 £30,000 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 94 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (94.68%) .NET
3 86 (91.49%) C#
4 79 (84.04%) SQL Server
5 72 (76.60%) ASP.NET
6 66 (70.21%) Microsoft
7 65 (69.15%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (54.26%) MVC
9 48 (51.06%) .NET Framework
10 47 (50.00%) MCAD
11 45 (47.87%) Degree
12 41 (43.62%) MCP
13 40 (42.55%) MCTS
14 39 (41.49%) ASP.NET MVC
15 37 (39.36%) JavaScript
16 35 (37.23%) SQL
16 35 (37.23%) Scrum
17 33 (35.11%) NUnit
18 32 (34.04%) TDD
19 31 (32.98%) SharePoint
20 27 (28.72%) MS Excel
20 27 (28.72%) NHibernate
20 27 (28.72%) BDD
20 27 (28.72%) MCPD
20 27 (28.72%) LINQ
21 26 (27.66%) Kanban
21 26 (27.66%) Rhino Mocks
21 26 (27.66%) Moq
21 26 (27.66%) Web Application Development
21 26 (27.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 31 (32.98%) SharePoint
2 24 (25.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 15 (15.96%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (15.96%) IIS
4 14 (14.89%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (5.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (28.72%) MS Excel
2 12 (12.77%) MS Office
3 5 (5.32%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (18.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (25.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (9.57%) Office 365
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) Internet
1 1 (1.06%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (84.04%) SQL Server
2 26 (27.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (20.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (17.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (11.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (11.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (7.45%) Relational Database
7 6 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (6.38%) Data Mining
7 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (4.26%) NoSQL
8 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (3.19%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (1.06%) Informix
10 1 (1.06%) DB2
10 1 (1.06%) OLAP
10 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.06%) SimpleDB
10 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
10 1 (1.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (35.11%) NUnit
2 26 (27.66%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (27.66%) Moq
3 17 (18.09%) Visual Studio
4 8 (8.51%) MSBuild
5 7 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (7.45%) CruiseControl
5 7 (7.45%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (27.66%) Games
2 24 (25.53%) Finance
3 8 (8.51%) Legal
4 6 (6.38%) Law
5 4 (4.26%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.26%) Retail
6 2 (2.13%) Marketing
6 2 (2.13%) Electronics
6 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.06%) Advertising
7 1 (1.06%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 70 (74.47%) Developer
2 40 (42.55%) .NET Developer
3 27 (28.72%) Graduate
4 26 (27.66%) Junior
4 26 (27.66%) Junior Developer
4 26 (27.66%) Junior .NET Developer
5 23 (24.47%) Consultant
6 15 (15.96%) Applications Developer
7 12 (12.77%) SharePoint Consultant
8 11 (11.70%) Senior Consultant
9 10 (10.64%) Senior Developer
9 10 (10.64%) Applications Support
10 8 (8.51%) Software Developer
10 8 (8.51%) Architect
10 8 (8.51%) SharePoint Architect
11 7 (7.45%) CRM Developer
11 7 (7.45%) Software Programmer
11 7 (7.45%) Programmer
11 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Developer
12 6 (6.38%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (94.68%) .NET
2 72 (76.60%) ASP.NET
3 48 (51.06%) .NET Framework
4 39 (41.49%) ASP.NET MVC
5 27 (28.72%) LINQ
5 27 (28.72%) NHibernate
6 25 (26.60%) WCF
6 25 (26.60%) HTML
7 24 (25.53%) CSS
8 15 (15.96%) Ajax
9 14 (14.89%) XSLT
9 14 (14.89%) jQuery
10 13 (13.83%) Entity Framework
10 13 (13.83%) WPF
11 12 (12.77%) ADO.NET
12 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
12 9 (9.57%) Silverlight
13 8 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 8 (8.51%) WF
13 8 (8.51%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.96%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.13%) DTV
4 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.06%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.06%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.34%) Windows
2 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.06%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (1.06%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.06%) UNIX
3 1 (1.06%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (69.15%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (54.26%) MVC
3 35 (37.23%) Scrum
4 32 (34.04%) TDD
5 27 (28.72%) BDD
6 26 (27.66%) Web Application Development
6 26 (27.66%) Kanban
7 21 (22.34%) OO
8 17 (18.09%) CRM
9 15 (15.96%) OOA/OOD
10 14 (14.89%) Unit Testing
11 11 (11.70%) Project Management
12 10 (10.64%) UML
13 9 (9.57%) Software Engineering
13 9 (9.57%) SDLC
14 8 (8.51%) Web Development
14 8 (8.51%) Business Development
14 8 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (7.45%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 86 (91.49%) C#
2 37 (39.36%) JavaScript
3 35 (37.23%) SQL
4 20 (21.28%) T-SQL
5 9 (9.57%) VBA
6 6 (6.38%) VB.NET
7 4 (4.26%) XPath
8 1 (1.06%) OCaml
8 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.06%) XAML
8 1 (1.06%) C++
8 1 (1.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 94 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (50.00%) MCAD
3 45 (47.87%) Degree
4 41 (43.62%) MCP
5 40 (42.55%) MCTS
6 27 (28.72%) MCPD
7 15 (15.96%) MCITP
7 15 (15.96%) MCDBA
8 9 (9.57%) SC Cleared
8 9 (9.57%) Security Cleared
9 8 (8.51%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.06%) ISEB
10 1 (1.06%) CISSP
10 1 (1.06%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 66 (70.21%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.26%) Oracle
3 2 (2.13%) SAP
4 1 (1.06%) Sybase
4 1 (1.06%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.06%) Infragistics
4 1 (1.06%) Telerik
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